Mary E. Ritchie

  • Born: August 9, 1952
  • Died: March 5, 2020
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Gately Funeral Home

79 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1949

Tribute & Message From The Family


Mary E. Ritchie, 67, of Melrose passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 in Melrose Wakefield Hospital following a brief illness.

Mary was born August 9, 1952 in Melrose, daughter of the late Joseph F. and Margaret M. (Grant) Ritchie. She was a lifelong resident of Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School Class of 1970.

Mary enjoyed living at the McCarthy building, she ran Bingo and served as President of the Tenants Association. She was also very involved with all the activities and enjoyed decorating the building for every season and holiday. Mary enjoyed traveling and taking trips with her sister Dorothy.

Mary worked as a Receptionist in Nuclear Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center for many years until her retirement. She previously worked for Fidelity Investments.

Mary is survived by her sister Dorothy A. Cammarata of Melrose, her two brothers Peter D. Ritchie and his wife Rita of Lynn and Christopher J. Ritchie and his wife Lori of Oklahoma. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Monday March 9, 2020 from 5:00-7:00PM. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St. Melrose on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10 AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Stoneham.